'Healthy Living for Summer': Travel tips for eating smart and staying active

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It can be easy to overindulge while traveling, but that may lead to feelings of regret once the vacation is over. How can we travel in a way where we maintain our balance and health. In the eighth episode of ABC News' "Healthy Living for Summer" series, we spoke with Julieanna Hever, a plant-based dietitian.

PHOTO: Travel tips for eating smart and staying active on the road.Galia Sotomayor/ABC News
Travel tips for eating smart and staying active on the road.

"If it's a really long flight I'll bring food with me, but if it's a short flight I'll eat when I get there," Hever said. "I'll eat whole foods as much as possible, not packaged foods which can be high in saturated fats, salts, sugars and oils."

Below are a list of tips Hever gave ABC News.

PHOTO: Travel tips for eating smart and staying active on the road.Galia Sotomayor/ABC News
Travel tips for eating smart and staying active on the road.

Quick tips

  • Don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions about the menus at restaurants

  • Use apps to help you locate healthier foods and markets

  • Plan ahead - will there be ways to exercise, will there be a kitchen, can you bring food, how are you traveling and for how long

  • Look at a menu with "green goggles" and if there is no option you like ask to mix what's available (for example: ask the waiter if they can take mushrooms from one plate and asparagus from another to make a new dish)

  • Take healthy snacks with you: fruit, baked or sweet potatoes, raw vegetables, hummus, whole grain crackers, almonds

  • If there is no gym available, try to exercise in your room, or go outside and use it as a way to explore the city (bike, walk, run)

  • PHOTO: Travel tips for eating smart and staying active on the road.Galia Sotomayor/ABC News
    Travel tips for eating smart and staying active on the road.

    Watch ABC News talk healthy travel tips in the video above.
    This weekly health series will continue throughout the summer.

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